Welcome to the Office of International Affairs!

Our Mission

The Office of International Affairs' (OIA) mission is to enrich and foster the educational and work experience of Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s international community. The OIA serves as a welcoming presence for A&M-SA's international students, and international faculty. The OIA is the institutional resource that facilitates and oversees the lawful immigration status of foreign nationals and non-U.S. citizens who seek to enter the U.S. to receive an education, or to work at A&M-SA while protecting the integrity of the institution through compliance with state, local, and federal regulations.

OIA Services

The OIA offers services to both international students and foreign faculty such as:
  • Immigration advising for various non-immigrant visa categories, e.g., F-1, J-1, TN
  • H-1B visa immigration advising
  • Facilitate with employment-based permanent residency sponsorship
  • Manage International student health insurance
  • Provide information, resources, and support for DREAMERs
  • Act as a liaison for institutional departments and government agencies
  • Cultural events/programming

Immigration Updates:

July 8 - Harvard, MIT Sue Immigration Officials Over Rule Blocking Some International Students

July 8 - International students at Texas universities can't return without in-person classes

July 8 - Updated Visa Guidelines International Students Should Know

Institutional Updates:

Important Dates
August 3 Tuition & fee payment deadline for students registered prior to July 31
August 18 Convocation
August 20 Classes Begin
September 4 Census Date
November 25-28 Thanksgiving Holiday-NO CLASSES
December 7-12 Final Examinations
December 12 End of Fall Semester